Week 15 – Leap of Faith
One time while observing our ropes course, called The Edge, I stopped for a few minutes and just observed the fun. My particular attention was drawn to one of the elements called the “Leap of Faith.”
The challenge is this – one must climb to the top of a telephone pole that is about 20 feet high. There are climbing stakes on the pole but (cruelly) once you get to the top of the pole you are usually facing away from a trapeze bar which is about 10 feet away. Thus you have to stand on the top of the pole (Oh, I forgot to mention you are attached to a rope which is belayed by one of our certified staff) slowly shuffle your feet around to face the trapeze bar and then you leap as far as you can to grab the bar. There are only two results – either you are successful and then belayed back down to the ground or you miss the bar and then dangle at the end of the rope until you are lowered down to the ground. Sounds fun doesn’t it?
There is a consistent pattern in Scripture concerning what happens in life when God calls us. There is fear. God asks ordinary people to engage in extraordinary trust. God is always asking people to do things that are scary to them.
I don’t know about you but sometimes I don’t feel up to the challenge. Life can be tough. Sometimes I think, there has to be someone else better for the task.
This week I was reminded of the words of Henry Blackaby in his excellent book, Experiencing God:
“God is wanting to reveal Himself to a watching world. He does not call you to get involved just so people can see what you can do. He calls you to an assignment you cannot do without Him. The assignment will have God-sized dimensions … Some people say, “God will never ask me to do something I can’t do.” I have come to the place in my life that if the assignment I sense God is giving me is something I know I can handle, I know it is probably NOT from God. The kind of assignments God gives in the Bible are always God-sized. They are always beyond what people can do because he wants to demonstrate His nature, His strength, His provision, His kindness to His people and to a watching world. That is the only way the world will come to know Him.”
Next time you are at Windermere I challenge you to take the leap of faith.
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It is always a pretty day at the lake.